There are countless problems associated with early piglet development, yet despite efforts to overcome these, producers leave growth potential, and ultimately money, on the table.
Since the African Swine Fever virus (ASF/ASFv) reached China in August of 2018, articles have been published and
seminars held on “what to do next” to improve biosecurity in an effort to prevent the spread of the disease. With
the absence of an available vaccine, ASF has continued to jump from one farm to another in affected countries.
The question seems to be, are we missing something to help manage the spread of ASF or is the spread of ASF
beyond our control?
Feedinfo spoke with Ermin Magtagnob, Technical Services Manager-Philippines & Vietnam at Novus, to discuss market conditions in Southeast Asia, and find a bit more about the role ACTIVATE® DA can play to mitigate ASF, which continues to spread throughout the region.
Dr. Brad Lawrence, Sr. Technical Manager - Pork Business Team North America at Novus International, provides insight into the importance of sow productivity and longevity, and what a year-long field evaluation of MINTREX® trace minerals in sows showed could impact this challenge.